Quitting smoking is hard. It is easy to relapse. Smokers may think of temptation to smoke as
a threat if they think it suggests that they are unable to meet the challenges of stopping.
When people feel such a threat to their sense of self-identity, they may get defensive. They
may want to downplay the importance of quitting. This could make them try to quit less.
Self-affirmation is a process of focusing on strengths and values. This can offset threats to
the self and promote healthier behavior.
To explore people s values, smoking attitudes, and smoking behavior.
People ages 18 and older who smoke
The study takes place entirely on a mobile device.
Participants will give their age, gender, data about their smoking habits, and desired quit
Then they will get different texts about quitting.
Participants will answer follow-up surveys 1 and 3 months later.